en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_overdose

A drug overdose is the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities .... The 22,767 deaths relating to prescription drug overdose in 2013, 16,235 (71.3%) involved opioid painkillers, and 6,973 (30.6%) involved ...

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html

Oct 19, 2018 ... Opioid Overdose Tip Card; Prescription opioids can be addictive ... CDC report addresses the prescription and illicit drug problem in America.

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/prescribing.html

Aug 31, 2018 ... However, the dangers of prescription misuse, opioid use disorder, and overdose have been a growing problem throughout the United States.

www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/prescription-drug-overdose

Across the United States, 40 people die each day because of overdosing on narcotic prescription medications. The most commonly abused prescription drugs  ...

www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

Total U.S. Drug Deaths* - More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a ...

www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain ...

www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/abuse-prescription-rx-drugs-affects-young-adults-most

In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug (mainly opioid ) overdoses—more than died from overdoses of any other drug, including ...

deserthopetreatment.com/drug-overdose/prescription-drugs

A drug overdose occurs when an individual takes too much of a drug, and the body is unable to metabolize the substance quick enough.

www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/opioids

Nov 22, 2018 ... Every day, more than 100 people die from opioid drugs – 37,814 people every year – and many of these overdoses are from prescription opioid ...